Invasive Specieswoody nightshade

Solanum dulcamara
FOUND by Bear
2018-09-12
Bangor
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by White Tiger
Peer reviewed by Donkey
Field Notes
We saw little berries and we saw the blackness on the leaves. We heard a bee pollinating the plant. We searched a lot of different plants and a lot of them looked like woody nightshade, but it wasn't. Then we found it hanging off a fence.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We noticed lots of different plants, but one stood out. It was Woody Nightshade, an invasive plant in Maine. It has a wood-like and slender stem. It’s leaf’s were wavy which is a sign on Woody Nightshade.
Photo of my evidence.
On what we think is Woody Nightshade we noticed that it had a few clumps of red looking berries. We noticed that the type of leaf is the simple type of leaf.
Photo of my evidence.
We found that it has dark green leaves along a slender wood-like stem. It also has an arrow-shaped leaf and has an alternate leaf arrangement.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Solanum dulcamara
Common name:
woody nightshade
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Reproduction: 
Fruit (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.810650 °
Longitude: 
W -68.755573 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Cohen School grounds
Trip date: 
Wed, 2018-09-12 09:48
Town or city: 
Bangor
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Penobscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
4 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
People
Recent disturbance
Construction
vehicles
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

Hi Bear,

Good work paying attention to the arrow-like leaf shape and the alternate arrangement of the leaves. You did find solanum dulcamara. Good work, and keep observing!

Best,
Curious